High cortisol, 18 years old please help

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all, sorry for long story but here goes.

I've had an incredibly rough few years - aunt committed suicide, mother and father separated, mother and uncle extremely depressed and bi polar and I constantly worry about making sure everyone's okay.

I recently went to my doctor about small stretch marks I had to see if he could recommend a cream. I am not over weight and blood pressure is good. No protein in my urine either. Then my granny died and her dog and I had school exams. He tested my cortisol and my result was 928. I know this is high but I am so scared. Do you think I have cushings. I am really freaked out I'm only 18! The idea of Cushing really really terrifies me. Please help interpret these results. I'm also on the contraceptive pill and admittedly my diet isn't superb

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    Hi Melissa,  I am so sorry you have had such a bad time.  I am hoping that others will reply to you as well.  Every case of Cushings is different with different symptoms. Did your GP order any more tests after your Cortisol test?  Cortisol is basicall like Adrenaline, the fight or flight factor.  You have been under so much stress that it may be that your Cortisol level is so high.  Let us know what your GP has suggested.  There are many more sorts of tests you may need to have before any diagnosis can be made.  Please don't panic as that will not do you any good at all.  Be patient and do whatever the Doc tells you.  You do not mention what his/her suggestions were.  We are here for you.

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      Thank you so so much for replying, I really appreciate it. I'm currently waiting on a letter for referral to an endocrinologists . My doctor mainly wants to rule it out but also help me treat my stretch marks cosmetically.

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